Craigslist Responds To eBay: I Know You Are, But What Am I?

from the time-to-find-a-lawyer,-guys dept

After eBay released its side of the story in the eBay-Craigslist lawsuit, we noted that it looked pretty damning against Craigslist, but we wanted to hear Craig and Jim’s side of the story. Well, their initial response isn’t all that convincing. At best, it highlights a few points in the lawsuit and claims “but eBay did the same thing!” But, that’s not at all accurate, unfortunately. eBay isn’t suing Craigslist because it has a poison pill, or because it wants a staggered board or the right of first refusal agreement — as Craigslist implies. It’s suing because Craig and Jim put those provisions in place by themselves, without the wider consent of the board or eBay as a significant shareholder. In other words, Craigslist’s response isn’t on the meat of the lawsuit, and appears to be missing the point entirely. One would hope that their response in court has more substance.

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jd says:

Wow, a lot of highly irrelevant posts.

Anyway, the argument is poor mainly because few people have the faintest idea what this article is referencing. It’s not like it is an issue that is ramphant in the media.

A link would be very helpful. In which case, Craig’s list it itself is rather shady, and so it’s ebay. Granted Craig’s is haven for the lowly and not necessarily the nerd in the basement.

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